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In regards to physical security what constitutes a "Campus"? Is there a definition somewhere which describes what makes up a campus appose to standard set office buildings?

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Campus is one of those nebulous terms like 'site' that has no standard definition. In general a campus is a group of buildings sharing a common parcel (or contiguous parcels) of land. The 15th floor of a 60 floor building may be the 'campus' of a company, whereas the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington has many buildings on it.

Exceptions occur when there are small offices near a major campus, those may be considered their own campus, or part of the main one. Again continuing with Microsoft, they have several large offices in downtown Bellevue, Washington. Is that a different campus, or the same? I don't know.

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Thank you. So in our case, our office is located on one floor of a building. There are three buildings connected by a common garage and hallways. Would these buildings with parking lot, etc. be considered a 'Campus'? – Brettski Oct 25 '10 at 16:15
I'll use my favorite answer ever. "It Depends." This is the kind of question I ask the relevant auditor for clarification on. – Scott Pack Oct 25 '10 at 16:18
@Brettski Very possibly. Microsoft would, though if that's your entire company maybe not you. @packs has the right idea. – sysadmin1138 Oct 25 '10 at 16:22

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